Three landfills to be built in Pomorye
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Three landfills to be built in Pomorye

The Arkhangelsk Region will build three landfills equipped with waste sorting stations with a capacity of more than 400,000 metric tons by the end of 2024. The facilities will be located in Koryazhma, Nyandoma and Arkhangelsk, which is part of Russia’s Arctic zone.

According to the plan, the facility’s financing will amount to 2.8 billion rubles, and the same amount will be invested in the two other facilities.

“Funding can come in part from a capital grant, and in part from REO bonds,” said Denis Butsaev, head of the Russian Environmental Operator public non-profit company.

The launch of up-to-date facilities will make it possible to solve one of the most acute environmental problems in Pomorye related to the accumulation of a significant volume of municipal solid waste and the overload of existing capacities for waste treatment. And this, in turn, will allow for reducing the number of illegal dumps and shutting down a number of landfills that have exhausted their resources.

It is expected that these measures will help the region to move from accumulating waste toward a regulated system of collection, transportation and processing by 2024. The regional administration believes that this system will recycle over 40 percent of waste. This will also have an economic effect: Pomorye will offer a new niche for business activities related to waste processing.